I was doing tourist stuff in New Orleans one summer and had gone down to the
waterfront. I was sitting on a bench looking out at the water when a guy came up to
me and offered me a bet. He said, “I bet you $5 I can tell you where you got your
I was from several states away so I figured there was no way this guy could guess
which shoe store at the local mall I had purchased my sneakers at. So I agreed to the
The guy put out his hand for us to shake on it and assured me he would pay if he was
wrong and asked me to do the same. I did.
He grinned and said,”Now I’m gonna tell you where you got your shoes. You got your
shoes on your feet!.”
I laughed and paid the five dollars.